Greetings, Quake lovers and Pokemon addicts! It's time for a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Madden NFL 23 review: In the Maddenverse of Badness
- Why TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is Digital Eclipse's biggest project yet
- Sega Genesis Mini 2 final game lineup reveal includes Space Harrier 2
- Death Stranding is coming to PC Game Pas
- Fall Guys & Monster Hunter Rise saw a massive livestreaming boost in July 2022
- Thirsty Suitors dev shows off concepts, including Falcon Age-like 'Monkey Game'
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits comes to Steam in September 2022
- Evil Dead: The Game is adding Plaguebringer & Mia Allen next month
- Unboxing & Review: Pixel Frames
- Sega partners with Picturestart for Space Channel 5 & Comix Zone movies
- John Carmack's Keen Technologies AGI company raises $20 million of funding
- Shack Chat: What's your favorite Quake game?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Aug. 19: Free Pokken Tournament DX week
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Aug. 19: QuakeCon 2022 Sale
Around the gaming horn
🚀 Lake of Kalandra Launch Day Thread 🚀— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) August 19, 2022
We've taken the realm down to begin deploying Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra. Follow this thread for updates on queues, patching and more. pic.twitter.com/E2m5IOJefM
The latest Path of Exile update is now available on PC! Console owners, your time comes next week.
The latest Rainbow Six Siege update is coming. We'll have more on this later this weekend.
Here's the latest deep dive into TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: Rhythm Festival, which is coming to Switch on September 23.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
So remember this story from earlier this week?
Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger joins Twitch’s VTuber craze starting August 19th with a milk-cooled PC pic.twitter.com/QVGqq1OAA3— Dexerto (@Dexerto) August 18, 2022
This went exactly as well as everyone expected it to go. Let's rummage through some of the stories.
In the Tony the Tiger stream:— Nymo (@Nymo) August 19, 2022
- One of the guest streamers asked for Tony's used, sweaty bandanas
- When asked, Tony said he enjoys "all fanart"
- Tony called everyone "my little pogchamps"
This was all within the span of a few minutes https://t.co/XdXAnVwkzo
TONY THE TIGER'S TWITCH CHAT GOT PUT INTO EMOTE-ONLY MODE pic.twitter.com/nanX8w5aYz— Mr. Wolf Simp (@WrenFing) August 19, 2022
the tony the tiger vtuber debut stream has emote only chat but that is not stopping people pic.twitter.com/qa1wLFURYG— nif (@nifinof) August 19, 2022
They really talked about wanting Tony the Tiger's sweaty bandanas 💀 pic.twitter.com/U7LD1CwAMU— Scooty 🏳️🌈 (@ProbablyScooty) August 19, 2022
So, the moral of the story is, ad execs never learn. Ad execs in 99 percent of cases don't understand young people. And... well... this guy explains it better than me.
Did y'all just assume the furries who blew up the Tony the Tiger Twitter with hornyposting died in the pandemic or...? https://t.co/hqzHv9AHSy— Dragonball (Oddy)ssey (@OdysseySSBO) August 16, 2022
Hopefully, Count Chocula's stream in October goes better than this.
No, take the drugs AFTER you leave!
Obsessed with tiktok discovering Europe’s OTT rave pharmacy signs pic.twitter.com/PouNxbdFvL— Olly Browning (@yourolly) August 19, 2022
Usually, the rave happens after you leave the pharmacy, not outside its door.
Maddy Thorson's back on her bulls***
Celeste creator Maddy Thorson is fresh off contributing to the Summer Games Done Quick Super Mario World relay race, so now she's back on a Super Mario Maker 2 kick. Watch CarlSagan42 try to navigate this speed level that's more than meets the eye.
Rumbleverse Week 2
Let's check back in with Iron Galaxy's new battle royale!
Cheds! In @Rumbleverse I had 7 KO game. All of them were giant swings out the ring! I decided to make it a song. Thanks to @kendricklamar & @Trepound_FGC for the motivation. 😁#Rumbleverse pic.twitter.com/rPHc1oMZm2— Big Cheese (@BigCheeseKIT) August 19, 2022
Here's Big Cheese getting musical, fresh off his stream with Tony the Tiger. (Yes, he was there for that.)
Another wonderful night of @Rumbleverse! Even though we lose games because we lack discipline...the 1 on 1 win ratio is exceptionally high, especially when I have health to give.— Panda | KP @ Home 🏡 (@Kitana_Prime) August 19, 2022
...other times, I have chicken to give. SQUAAATS CHICKEN, THAT IS.
Follow: https://t.co/xlCtSuxOZL pic.twitter.com/AFIxi8qFiX
Kitana Prime with the old Salmonella strategy.
Illfonic Social Media Manager Mike Robles is taking some time away from helping promote the new Ghostbusters game to drop the Macho Man elbow, brother!
It only hurts more if you try to run.
Found a practical @Rumbleverse double book toss ToD combo starting with Vicious Mist (or charged basic attack), this combo nets around 100 meter but I had a full bar already lol— SchoolBus (@Sometimes_Fendo) August 18, 2022
Double Cozmo Shot + Super ender pic.twitter.com/FalZs40ZAI
In case anyone thinks this is just luck or nonsense, we've got lab combos going on here.
Hey, if they're going to chase you relentlessly like a b-hole, you take them down with you.
Nothing but the Hotfix
For this week's Hotfix, we look at a fascinating new randomizer. It's the Elden Ring boss randomizer and the objective here is a full boss rushh. The target time is 2:50:00. Sit back and enjoy this different way to play one of the best games of the year.
GDQ's Hotfix shows air every week and you can catch them all at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.
This week in Shaqnews
Shaq got portraits of Kobe in his house 💛💜 pic.twitter.com/diTmtGHyQT— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) August 20, 2022
Even if they had their differences, at the end of the day, it's always going to be Shaq & Kobe.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
Guess who ELSE is back!
KENNY "BY GOD" OMEGA!!!
Tonight in video game music
Well, we've got something special here tonight.
Enjoy the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest, straight from the Nintendo YouTube channel.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this third weekend of August! Keep the spirit of the classic Evening Reading alive by jumping into the comments about whatever you see here or whatever randomness you'd like to discuss. Join the conversation and dive into the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below. I'll see you all next week!